JULIAN SCHNABEL Permanently becoming and the architecture of seeing
From 4 June to 27 November 2011 the Museo Correr in Venice is staging a major exhibition dedicated to Julian Schnabel, the famed New York artist and eclectic creative spirit.
The show “Julian Schnabel. Permanently Becoming and the Architecture of seeing” is produced and organised by Arthemisia Group in collaboration with Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia, and staged thanks to the key contribution of Maybach, the event’s main sponsor, and BNL Gruppo BNP Paribas.
Curated by Norman Rosenthal, the exhibition presents more than forty works, exploring Julian Schnabel’s career from the 1970s to the present and offering an opportunity to admire paintings and sculptures by a great artist and all-round American phenomenon. The retrospective illustrates his aesthetic, strongly influenced by Jackson Pollock and Cy Twombly, but also drawing on the European and Mediterranean tradition. His art recalls the style of the old Spanish and Italian masters, like El Greco and Tintoretto, and reworks ancient and modern literary and cultural references from Homer to Aeschylus, to the art of the great masters like Giotto, Goya, Antoni Gaudí and Pablo Picasso.